Can Pregnancy Qualify for Disability Benefits

Can Pregnancy Qualify for Disability Benefits?

It’s not that uncommon for a pregnant woman to be unable to work for at least part of her pregnancy. Some mothers-to-be must be hospitalized or put on bed rest for conditions like toxemia, hyperemesis gravidarum, pre-eclampsia, or blood clots. At what point, though, will pregnancy qualify for disability benefits like Social Security Disability Insurance…

Defining Disability The Official Social Security Administration Disability Definition

Defining Disability: The Official Social Security Administration Disability Definition

Sometimes our true physical or mental condition is a gray area. What one person considers to be a disability another may feel is just a serious condition. For example, Joe feels his arthritis is a disability, so he applies for government disability benefits. However, Joe’s ‘feelings’ will not get his application approved. What really matters…

Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders May Qualify for SSDI

Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders May Qualify for SSDI

Susan’s friends called her a “worrywart” because she always seemed worried about something. In time, she started having trouble sleeping, which lead to difficulty concentrating on tasks at work. No longer able to work, she sought medical help and learned she had several anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Next, Susan needed to find out if she…

Hire a Disability Attorney, not a Non-Attorney Advocate

Hire a Disability Attorney, not a Non-Attorney Advocate

Janelle could no longer work and wanted to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. She felt confused and overwhelmed by the whole process of applying for disability benefits. Janelle needed help but did not know where to turn. She knew she could hire a disability attorney or a…